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MekonsMekons Live at Metro on 1989-12-02 (December 2, 1989)

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Collection: Mekons
Band/Artist: Mekons
Date: December 2, 1989 (check for other copies)
Venue: Metro
Location: Chicago

Source: soundboard
Lineage: unknown
Taped by: Chicago Archivist
Transferred by: Norbert Knape
Keywords: Rock; Pop; Punk


Memphis, Egypt
Beaten and broken
Club Mekon
Only darkness has the power
I am crazy
Fantastic Voyage
Heaven and back
Ring O Roses
Sympathy for the Mekons
Blow your tuneless trumpet
Hard to be human
Big Zombie
Last dance
Where were you
Lost highway
Hey Susan

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Only Darkness has the Power 2.4 MB
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I Am Crazy 2.5 MB
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Heaven and Back 2.9 MB
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Ring O Roses 2.6 MB
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Oblivion 2.3 MB
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Vengeance 2.3 MB
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Hard to be Human 4.0 MB
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Chivalry 4.4 MB
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Big Zombie 2.4 MB
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Last Dance 2.6 MB
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Where Were You 2.9 MB
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Lost Highway 1.8 MB
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Hey Susan 1.7 MB
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Shanty 3.2 MB
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Reviewer: Funkngroovin' - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - March 6, 2009
Subject: A Rousing Manifestation of the Mekons' Musical Muse
It's a shame this delirious, hard-charging show opens with "Memphis Egypt", because it's a bit tentative and the sound isn't mixed right. And considering the remainder of the show is a howling, dizzy delight, that just sucks.

I am also compelled to point out the end of "Darkness" is M.I.A.

But if you can ignore these distractions, this show is every bit the review's title says it is. Abolutely, positively essential. Call in Mekons and hear this now. There's no better way to start the day.

Reviewer: xtifr - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - August 13, 2005
Subject: First rate show
Excellent performance, excellent recording. The Mekons' unique mix of influences and styles really gelled with this one. The band's oddball sense of humor really comes through, and you can tell that the audience is really digging what they're doing.

One minor issue: there are so many encores that I tend to suspect that some of them came from another source. But what the hell, it's all good! :)

Reviewer: feelthesilence - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - February 13, 2005
Subject: Excellent show - great sound, great performance
If I had to pick a favorite show, this may very well be it. It's an excellent soundboard copy, and a great performance - the band members lock in to each other real tight, but they're still a bit ragged around the edges, which is how you'd want them to sound.

From the same time they released "Rock 'N' Roll," arguably one of their two best albums. Possibly my favorite period in terms of live performance.